Sat.Jan 18, 2020 - Fri.Jan 24, 2020

Why The Future of Branding is all About Your Storytelling Ability

Just Creative

This article was contributed by Sarah Jay. — “ Brand storytelling is a great way to get your point of across, differentiate your brand, and work out new ideas. Today, if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur or leader, you also have to be a storyteller.” ” – Richard Branson.

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How to Add Text and Fonts in Photoshop

Fotor

Party flyers and invitations, book and CD covers, and even social media posts like Instagram stories all have one key thing in common: they all use typography! Typography is the art of arranging letters and text in a way that makes the copy legible, clear, and visually appealing.

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20 unique and memorable brand color palettes to inspire you

Canva

Color plays a huge role in how your audience perceives you. Whether you’re running a small business as a solopreneur, or working in a big corporate, your business has a brand—and so, you want to choose a unique and memorable brand color palette in order to build a lasting brand identity.

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Web Design Trends and Predictions for 2020

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Aaron Chichioco. As of January 2020, there were about 1.74 billion websites worldwide and active internet users numbered almost 4.43 billion. This year, you can expect more businesses and institutions to strengthen their online presence.

Design Thinking Strategies for Facilitating Growth and Performance

Speaker: Carrie Cousins, Founder and Freelancer Writer & Designer at Carrie Cousins LLC

Design thinking is at the root of creative success. Seriously! But do you know how to shift your mindset and creative process – as well as that of your team – to create and ideate in ways that are truly innovative? The most inspired and innovative teams and individual designers need to be a part of a culture that enables forward-thinking, acceleration, and efficiency. It’s a combination of creative, analytical, and collaborative approaches that produce results.

10 recommended podcasts for creative freelancers and businesses in 2020

Creative Boom

If you're looking to focus on your creative business this year and you're after some decent inspiration, you can't go far wrong with a podcast. One that gives you that reassuring hug to tell you everything is going to be ok.

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The Best Brushes for Affinity Designer (Free & Premium Packs)

Spoon Graphics

Affinity Designer is fast becoming a popular alternative to Photoshop. After receiving several messages asking whether I will be providing Affinity compatible tutorials and resources, I have been meaning to pick up a copy myself.

The 9 Best Courses on Coursera for Designers & Creatives

Just Creative

People are curious by nature and thanks to the internet, anyone curious about a topic or looking to expand their skills or even learn a new skill can take classes online on their time. One of the best options for taking classes online is through Coursera.

Leroy Johnson's vibrant mixed media artworks inspired by his love of jazz and Philly

Creative Boom

Artist Leroy Johnson, an 82-year-old Philadelphia native, has an unwavering love and deep respect for the architecture, character, and residents of the place he's always called home.

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Top 10 Web Design Trends for 2020

Creative Market

As this year comes to a close, we look toward the new year with excitement for the web design trends for 2020. The past year was filled with developments in virtual reality and voice UX, as well as the prominence of geometric shapes in design, so what will 2020 bring for web design?

Now More Than Ever: Why Communication is Essential For Your Business

Speaker: Danielle Hughes, Chief Personality Officer, More Than Words Marketing

In this presentation, you'll hear from Danielle Hughes, a copywriting and branding expert, on how you can use your personality to connect with your clients and stand out from the clutter. On how being vulnerable and real will create stronger connections and affinity, and how knowing your brand and your audience makes messaging easier for you and more relatable for them.

30 Minimal Frame Mockups for Access All Areas Members

Spoon Graphics

Access All Areas members have a useful collection of picture frame mockups to download this week, courtesy of Frisk Web Studio.

Top 10 Futur Courses to Learn Design & Business

Just Creative

If you run own graphic design firm, improving your skills can not only make you a better graphic designer but also more attractive to potential clients. The business side of your firm may not be your strong suit and that’s ok.

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Never-before-seen works by Barnett Freedman, one of the UK's most influential illustrators and designers

Creative Boom

A peer of Eric Ravilious and Edward Burra, Barnett Freedman was a pioneering artist at the interface of modern art and design in 20th century Britain.

“Color Blocking” by Photographer Adam Frint

Booooooom

Adam Frint. Adam Frint’s Website. Adam Frint on Instagram. Photo Adam Frint chicago editor pick member photographer photography

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Recession Proof Your Business

Speaker: Ean

Facts fight fear. This presentation will outline specific actions you can take to protect your cash manage debt to increase your chances of success in an economic downturn. Suitable for all size businesses (side hustle to C-Corp) with any bookkeeping system.

All the Vintage Design Resources You Could Wish for in One Bundle

Spoon Graphics

Of all the different design styles, the vintage look is the most difficult to pull off, unless you have the right materials. Authenticity is the key when it comes to creating realistic vintage artwork, otherwise you end up with a fake-looking digital knock-off.

The Value Ladder for Designers & Brands

Just Creative

A value ladder is a classic tool that helps you map out your products or services in visual way, in ascending order of value and price. As a designer, have you ever considered how you cater to your client’s needs with a value ladder?

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New York design studio Gretel mimics movement in dance company rebrand

Creative Boom

New York creative studio Gretel has unveiled its rebrand for the Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup in advance of its 20th anniversary. The identity features a new design language that captures the unique movement style of its dancers.

10 Illustration Trends for 2020

Creative Market

Illustrations are a visual way to portray a written text through aesthetics, harmony, and graphic expression. As we enter a new decade, trends in illustration will continue to evolve and it is important for designers to stay in-the-know to make high-quality, relevant, and modern works of art.

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Practical Financial Advice for Creatives in Crisis

Speaker: Jason Blumer, CPA

This webinar provides practical and honest financial advice for those running creative businesses in crisis. The economic disruption brought about by the spread of the coronavirus has caught us all by surprise. Come learn how you need to act now in areas of cash, finances, tax, and the financial side of your business. There will be a time for Q&A as well

Noted: New Logo for DK by Pentagram

Under Consideration / Brand

“One for the Books”. 1974) " DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.

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Build a Brand Like a Pro – 7 Steps to Follow

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Janil Jean. Building a brand, like building anything else, requires more than just stacking one brick on top of another. If you don’t lay a foundation and build strong walls, you’ll end up with a shaky building that will likely collapse at the first gust of wind.

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Straight Forward Design brings Opal Fruits back to life after more than two decades

Creative Boom

If you're old enough to remember the real name for Starburst, then you'll be delighted at this next bit of news. Opal Fruits will be hitting the shelves again for the first time in 22 years, thanks to a nostalgic overhaul by London-based Straight Forward Design. Quite right, too.

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Design Trend Report: Sans Serif Ligature Fonts

Creative Market

You don’t often associate ligatures with sans serifs , but we’ve increasingly noticed that they’re showing up in all sorts of sans serif fonts, where they’re certainly making an impact.

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Web Design for All: Accessibility, Inclusivity and Beyond

Speaker: Eden Spivak, Design Expert and Editor at Wix & Nir Horesh, Accessibility Lead and Senior Product Manager at Wix

When we design products or websites for people like ourselves, there are many others who are, as a result, left out. In this webinar, we’ll delve into why accessibility matters. Yet however well-intended, website accessibility is too often seen as a checklist to be marked off at the end of the design process. Our goal is to shift the discussion around accessible design from accommodating the needs of a small minority group to creating better, more inclusive interfaces for us all - no matter our identity, background, knowledge, or ability.

50 insanely creative and stunning packaging designs

Canva

Think about your most recent purchase. Why did you purchase that specific brand? Was it an impulse buy, or something you genuinely needed? Now that you’re thinking about it, odds are, you bought it because the packaging design interested you.

Top Tools & Tech for 2020 – Ultimate Guide (Smartphones, Wearable Tech, Home Entertainment, Computers, Tablets & Smart Home Devices)

Just Creative

As we flip the calendar from 2019 to 2020, we realize that the technology options that are out there to help you work are incredible. With that in mind, we thought to point out some of the best tech products of 2019/20 that you can use to turn 2020 into a great year.

Photographs by Jan Enkelmann of 'glamorous' Brits making their way to the races

Creative Boom

Horse racing is the second-most popular spectator sport after football in England. But, of course, it's much more than a sporting event. It's a chance to dress up, show off and be "seen". Photographer Jan Enkelmann wanted to capture a more honest version of events.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Adler Planetarium by Pause for Thought and The Change Project

Under Consideration / Brand

“Watch this Space”. Opened in 1930, the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL, is a museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics and was the first planetarium -- projecting an image of celestial bodies onto a dome -- in the United States.

What in the World is a Force Majeure?

Speaker: Michele Berdinis

This session will answer business law questions that people are asking most during the pandemic.

45 Simple Line Art Minimal Logo Designs for Inspiration

Graphic Design Junction

Simple and clean minimal logo designs created with abstract line art. Logos with Line art are very popular and so attractive. This collection consists of different designs that use thin line techniques to create minimal and clean logos that many will appreciate.

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7-Step Influencer Marketing Strategy to Drive Sales

Just Creative

This article has been contributed by Vincent Sevilla. Anyone who has worked on their social media strategy has heard of influencer marketing. It’s one of the most pervasive digital marketing techniques today, and for good reason.

Slices of Time: Emmanuelle Moureaux to bring her next interactive, rainbow-coloured artwork to London

Creative Boom

Tokyo-based French architect and designer Emmanuelle Moureaux has seduced us all with her ongoing vibrant series, 100 Colors , where she cuts thousands of pieces of paper in 100 shades to create immersive art for all to enjoy.